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Old Jan 02, 2011, 06:21 PM
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ok then....thanks for the replies! then is this the next recommended keychain camera or are you guys still doing the prelimanary testings and shall we wait for the conclusion, btw...pictures looks great ?
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 06:27 PM
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ok then....thanks for the replies! then is this the next recommended keychain camera or are you guys still doing the prelimanary testings and shall we wait for the conclusion, btw...pictures looks great ?
If you like the picture, what will you wait for? Lower prices may come, but it would likely be many, many months (as I found with the old 808) if they come at all. We are giving feedback to the vendors on things we would like to see added, but there's no beta testing that I know of going on.
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Here's another seller, I have no experience with him, he sells with or without cards

http://cgi.ebay.com/HD-Car-Key-Camer...item4aa74298b8
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 06:36 PM
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ok then....thanks for the replies! then is this the next recommended keychain camera or are you guys still doing the prelimanary testings and shall we wait for the conclusion, btw...pictures looks great ?
Mine works great. It plays in Windows 7 media player. There are plenty of freeware editing and conversion programs that you can download to trim and adjust your video.

Bill
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Hey guys, I DID IT !!!

All by myself even Just by following post #12's instructions

Check out the lower right corner and don't say nuthin about my messy bench Nakelp, pay backs are tuff )

HD No Timestamp (0 min 12 sec)


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Next up, focusing for distance !!!
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Hey guys, I DID IT !!!

All by myself even Just by following post #12's instructions
Ha, I figured you'd eventually try it. Nice drone, where can I get my hands on one of those? Answered this on my own, the MQ-9
I flew my hd cam in the wind this morning and had a lot of wavy jello footage. Do you just velcro mount your cam? Strap it down or what?
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 07:47 PM
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Yabba,

Congrats.

Were you nervous?

Focus is easy. Two screws and open it up. Small needle nose plier and screw it in to focus further out. Screw it out to bring the focus closer. On my two #3's it took 1/4 turn in to improve the focus for distance shots. I found it was better to test with a video then the webcam.

Bill
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 07:51 PM
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. . . but there's no beta testing that I know of going on.
Didn't you know you guys are the beta testers? The evil scheme is to throw it out on the market and let the guys at RCG work out all the kinks.

Tony (only half joking)
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 08:17 PM
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WOW how did this thread get to 9 pages in just 4-5 days?
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 08:20 PM
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WOW how did this thread get to 9 pages in just 4-5 days?
We burned up a page of bandwidth listening to me whine about not being able to remove the time stamp. Eventually, I was successful.

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Old Jan 02, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Thanks tom for the editing tips.

P.
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Ha, I figured you'd eventually try it. Nice drone, where can I get my hands on one of those? Answered this on my own, the MQ-9
I flew my hd cam in the wind this morning and had a lot of wavy jello footage. Do you just velcro mount your cam? Strap it down or what?
Yeah, I knew I'd try it too. It was just a matter of screwing up my courage abit. Kind of like when you perform surgery on a lipo pack to remove a bad cell, you kind of have to be in the right frame of mind and figure "what the hell, what's the worse that can happen, burn down the house or something?"

On my Radian, I just use velco only but I mount it about 6 inches out on the wing just forward of the high point so the camera is pointing at a downward angle. Plus, remember, the Radian is a powered sailplane so once at altitude I cut the throttle so there isn't any motor vibration at all.

Another good spot on the Radian is the obvious spot right behind the canopy on top of the fuse. You can point it fore,aft or sideways but once again, no motor = no jello.

On my Taylorcraft and Beaver I mount it at several different spots but always on a hard point (center sheeting, bulkhead, wing servo plywood cover etc.) and I try to mount it as solid as possible because I don't have the luxuary of throttle off so there is always some vibration.

I use blue painters tape to secure the camera to a solid spot.

On the 808HD videos taken with the Taylorcraft I tried a new mounting idea. I used a piece of triangular trailing edge stock mounted to the plywood aileron servo cover on the bottom of the wing to help angle the camera down. The problem has been that I prefer to mount my camera right side up but my camera buttons are so touchy that I had to just use velcro between the camera and the te stock so the camera hung rather loosely or it would shut off when snugged up tight. This has resulted in a lot of waviness in the vids using this mount. I am trying to come up with a better mount.

My blog has a video of the Beav (#3 non HD) and the way I mounted it straight to the bulkhead.

These HD cameras are really great, we just need a better way to mount because they seem to accentuate thewaviness.

Yabba
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Yabba,

Congrats.

Were you nervous?

Focus is easy. Two screws and open it up. Small needle nose plier and screw it in to focus further out. Screw it out to bring the focus closer. On my two #3's it took 1/4 turn in to improve the focus for distance shots. I found it was better to test with a video then the webcam.

Bill
Nervous? Moi ? I knew for sure I was going to let the magic smoke out.

I'm going to try to focus sometime this week. I'll probably just take my laptop to the soccer field, shoot a clip, check it and do again until I get it right.

1/4 in. Ok, I start with going in a little at a time. Thanks Bill
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 10:59 PM
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Nervous? Moi ? I knew for sure I was going to let the magic smoke out.

I'm going to try to focus sometime this week. I'll probably just take my laptop to the soccer field, shoot a clip, check it and do again until I get it right.

1/4 in. Ok, I start with going in a little at a time. Thanks Bill
Just shoot down that fence and see where the fence is most in focus.
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Yabba,

I tried the 1/4 turn clockwise adjustment in the evening watch Sunday night football. 1/4 turn clockwise appears to be too much and the indoor videos from 2 feet to 10 feet were out of focus. So, I dialed it back to 1/16th of turn clockwise and will test it tomorrow in daylight.

Bill

EDIT:

During the day on Monday I took another video and I didn't like it. I have returned the focus to the factory setting.

Bill
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